Environmental, Health and Safety Services

Researchers and Teaching Labs

Biological Safety

Information for researchers using biohazardous materials.

Bloodborne Pathogens

Safety policies for employees who have a potential for exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens

Chemical Safety

Information regarding hazardous chemical use, handling, and storage for the Chemical Hygiene Plan and the Hazard Communication Plan.

Environmental Compliance

Information to ensure university compliance with environmental regulations.

Fire and Life Safety

Policies and procedures that satisfy the code and legal obligations of Virginia Tech.

Hazard Monitoring

Information to manage and reduce personnel exposure to hazardous materials.

Laser Safety

Explains the compliance requirements for the proper use of Class 3b & 4 lasers.


Safety Information on working with nano materials

Personal Protective Equipment

Hazard evaluation and selection and use of PPE

Radiation Safety

Information regarding radioisotopes and any equipment generating or releasing radiation.

Respiratory Protection

Information regarding hazard exposures and the use of respiratory devices

Waste Removal

This program explains how to properly dispose of waste that should not be simply thrown away.

X-Ray Safety

Proper use of x-ray machines and proper protection for operators of such devices.